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Re: Review of draft-ietf-webdav-quota-02.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 17:08:32 +0100
Message-ID: <3FB25B00.60200@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Cc: 'Brian Korver' <briank@xythos.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

>>True. This is a simplification that works well as long as the 
>>quota is 
>>not authorable. If it becomes authorable (by means of this additional 
>>property), there's a big issue because the behavior of the server 
>>becomes completely unpredictable.
> It should be simple to make things predictable by saying that the
> server MUST (SHOULD?) support only one quota if it allows that quota
> to be authored via the mechanism in this draft.

That would work, but seems like a hack. First we sell it as a feature 
that the server selects a specific quota, and then a feature is added 
that is incompatible with that.

> In practice, there is usually one important size limitation.  On a 
> service like sharemation or Apple's iDisk, that's the quota.  On a
> hard drive that's the drive size.  Even though in theory there may
> be a size-limited hard drive behind a quota-limiting system, it won't
> change how things work except in extremely rare cases.  And let's not 
> design a system that is optimized for the extremely rare cases.

We just reached agreement that physical disk limits should not be 
treated as quota, right Brian?


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